Not so long ago, a majority of the UFC titles were held by Brazilians. Anderson Silva, Junior dos Santos, and Renan Barao all had titles, but now the only Brazilian left with a belt is Jose Aldo. If Aldo loses this weekend to Chad Mendes, all of the UFC belts will be held by Americans. In an interview for MMAFighting.com, UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie had an interesting take as to why his countrymen were losing their titles.

Gracie explained:

"It’s a strategy game. You can’t just be tough and talented. People outside (of Brazil) knows how to work with strategy really well. You have to know your opponent and take him out of his game. It might look easy at the end, but he trained really hard to make you do this, make this wrong step, and then knock you out in 30 seconds. That’s strategy. I think (Brazilians) are lacking that."

"A fighter does jiu-jitsu, boxing or kickboxing his whole life, and then he wants to do something else in the ring. If you trained jiu-jitsu his whole life, why would you trade punches on fight night against a striker?"

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